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  1. Review the theme.

    Society creates unnecessary prejudice against people who are different.

    Which event from "The Convict and the Bishop" contributes to the development of the theme? 

    The peasant threatens Valjean with a gun.

    The bishop put his silver on the table.

    The old woman sends Valjean to the church.

2 points  


  1. Read the passage.

    The Duvitches' dog Kasimar behaved just like the family to which he belonged.He seemed to be afraid of his own shadow, and nobody had ever heard him bark or growl.
    Whichfigure of speechis represented by the underlined text?




2 points  


  1. Review the scenario.

    An author wishes to make it easy for readers to identify with the narrator's feelings.

    Whichpoint of viewwould bemostuseful in achieving this effect? 

    third-person omniscient point of view

    third-person limited point of view

2 points  


  1. Read both sentences closely.

    My father asked me tohandhim the wrench for the sink repair.

    For the guitar player, hishandswere the source of his livelihood.

    Which best describes the two definitions for the wordhand?

    In both sentences,handdescribes someone or something that provides assistance.

    In the first sentence,handmeans to give something to someone. In the second sentence,handmeans a part of the body.

    In the first sentence,handmeans to hold someone's hand in order to help them. In the second sentence, it means to give something to someone.

2 points  


  1. Review the sentence.

    When the bridesmaid wore white to the wedding, it was considered quite thefaux pas.

    Whichbestdefines the phrasefaux pasin the sentence?

    Seize the day.

    My apologies

    A socially awkward mistake

2 points  


  1. Read the passage closely.

    At school everyone made fun of the thick black-bread
    sandwiches the Duvitch boys ate for lunch. And the girls
    stared and pointed at their boiled-out, ragpickers’ clothes,
    obviously salvaged from the dump on the outskirts of town.

    Which bestidentifies the effect of the author's use of hyperbole in "The Strangers That Came to Town"?

    It makes the language more confusing to the reader.

    It makes the story funny.

2 points  


  1. Read the description.

    Lindsey is preparing to write a paper. To get started, she begins by writing down every idea she can think of that is related to her topic. She does not worry about organization.

    Whichprewriting strategyis described?




2 points  


  1. Which sentence uses commas correctly?

    Some rain has acid in it and this, can be dangerous.

    This "acid rain" can kill trees, and, it can also poison fish.

2 points  


  1. Which uses commas correctly?

2 points  


  1. Review the theme.

    The importance of self-respect

    Which passage from "Thank You, M'am"bestillustrates the theme?

    "I were young once and I wanted things I could not get."

    "Your face is dirty. I got a great mind to wash your face for you. Ain't you got nobody home to tell you to wash your face?"

    "I want a pair of blue suede shoes," said the boy.

2 points  


  1. Review the theme.

    People are not always what they seem.

    Which event from "Thank You, M'am"bestsupports the theme?

    Mrs. Jones is walking home alone at night.

    Roger tries to steal Mrs. Jones's purse.

    Roger has no family at home.

2 points  


  1. Which best identifies theclimaxof "The Strangers That Came to Town"?

    The Duvitches are accepted on Syringa Street.

    The boys replace Mr. Duvitch's fish.

    The Duvitch family moves to Syringa Street.

2 points  


  1. Read this passage from "The Strangers That Came to Town":

    Instead Mr. Duvitch broke down. Tom and I did not know where to look. During those moments we suffered more intensely than we had suffered in the clouds of mosquitoes and under the blazing sun. After our neighbor had composed himself, he seized our hands and bowed his head over them. Tom and I swallowed hard.

    Based on the language the author uses, what conclusion can be drawn about how the reader feels in this moment?

    The reader feels distant and ashamed.

    The reader feels emotional and shares the narrator's embarrassment. 

    The reader feels content and relaxed.

2 points  


  1. Read the passage from "Winter Storms: The Deceptive Killers." 

    Exposure to cold can cause frostbite orhypothermiaand become life-threatening.

    Which identifies the best meaning of the technical termhypothermia?

    A factor of temperature and wind speed

    An illness caused by extremely low body temperatures

    A description of annual mean snowfall in the U.S.

2 points  


  1. Which sentence uses the wordoptimistcorrectly?

    Even after losing her job, she remained upbeat and optimistic.

    The rain was optimistic.

    The optimistic crowd booed and jeered until the band lef the stage.

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